Water resources

Ground water

Low-lying Mekong Delta deals with worsening land subsidence

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region needs “consistent strategies” to deal with groundwater extraction, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion in an increasingly urbanising area, experts said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26.Nguyen Huu Thien, who is deputy head of the ...

HCM City nears goal of reducing groundwater exploitation

HCM City has reduced groundwater exploitation by 14,300cu.m per day compared to the target of 16,650cu.m per day this year, reaching more than 85 percent of its plan for 2021.The target by the end of the year includes a reduction of 8,000cu.m per day for use ...

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, is facing a land subsidence rate of ...

New discoveries in underground river inside Son Doong announced

With the new discoveries during the diving expedition in the underground river inside Son Doong – the world’s largest cave, Son Doong Cave becomes a true mystery to cave experts and scientists. The remark was made by Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Tien ...

HCM City petitions to restrict new licences to exploit groundwater

The HCM City People’s Committee has petitioned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to restrict the granting of new licences to exploit groundwater.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

HCM City plans to reduce exploitation of groundwater

Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities plan to reduce the exploitation of groundwater from now to 2025 to prevent land subsidence and protect residents’ health.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Hanoi improves supply, quality of tap water

The capital city of Hanoi is working to realise its set target to make tap water safe for drinking by 2020. As the city considers supplying clean water to local people as a way to improve living standards, it has plans to upgrade and build more ...

VNA Reporter

Hanoi likely to face water shortage in summer

Even though the city’s pumping system has been upgraded, it still can’t keep up with rapid urbanisation and water shortages are looming over many districts in Hanoi.  Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Hanoi: 71% of wells highly contaminated

Water found in some 71 per cent of Hà Nội’s wells is contaminated with higher than permitted levels of phosphate. This was revealed in a research conducted by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment.Keep reading   ...

VNS Reporter

Việt Nam is running out of clean water

Water experts in Việt Nam have suggested re-using waste water to help protect vital resources. As untreated waste water is discharged directly into the environment, both surface water and underground water resources face high risk of either running out or becoming too polluted to drink.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

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